Outdoor education and Excursions/School Trips forms an integral part of our school curriculum. At Mutiara, we aim at bringing the curriculum alive. Designed to develop the whole person, our outdoor education strives to promote a holistic approach to learning and decision-making, whilst allowing time for reflection on how choices and values influence others and the environment.
Outdoor education is an extension of the classroom learning environment and forms an integral part of a balanced education. Placing students outside to help them gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. Outdoor education activities are designed to draw students from a greater range of aptitudes than they knew they possessed, promoting self-discovery and the realization of their full potential.
Junior School Camps and Field Trips
In the Junior School, we develop age-appropriate independence through camps and outdoor education gradually, in line with our Curriculum. Field trips and study camps are organized every academic year with multiple curricula aligned learning objectives. Students in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 go on a multiple-day field trip every term. Trips destinations include theaters, museums, guided tours around factories, city exploring excursions and visits to zoos and animal sanctuaries to bring classroom learning alive in the natural world.
Reception to Year 3 has an Enrichment Programme designed for Key Stage 1 learners. The programme provides an exploration learning experience in school which happens at the same time when the upper year groups are away on camp.
Students in Years 4 to 6 will participate in two or more field trips and a study camp within the academic year. A study tour encompasses overnight stays at national and international forest reserves, historic towns and cultural capitals. Our selection of field trips and school camps form an innovative personal development framework that focuses on developing well-rounded students.
- Years 4 and Year 5 participate in a 3-day and 2-night school camp
- Year 6 participates in a 4-day and 3 -night school camp
Recent Junior School outdoor education locations have included:
- Schools Camps:
- Langkawi, Kedah
- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- Belum Forest Reserve, Perak
- Malacca City, Malacca
- Eagle Ranch, Port Dickson
- Janda Baik Eco Conservation Camp
- Termly School Trips:
- Farm in the City in Sri Kembangan
- Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah
- Exploring how business works with Sushi King
- Water Treatment Plant at PJ
- Theatre visits to theatre productions
- The National Museum
- National Zoo / Bird Park
- Hang Tuah Fire Station
- Kemensah River Bank (the study of water pollution)
Senior School Camps and Field Trips
Senior School camps place a greater focus and emphasis on personal development, focusing on the many soft skills needed that will help to shape our students into balanced well-rounded individuals. Camp activities are designed to be a challenge that will incorporate learning, personal development, leadership skills, cooperation and teamwork, and community service. The camps will give students the opportunity to experience through exploring and scientific investigation the wonders of the natural world.
For senior school students approaching their IGCSE Examinations, camps in Years 10 and 11 will have special emphasis placed on individual preparation for their mock and final examinations respectively. The camps will focus on developing study skills that will be useful throughout their life beyond Mutiara including setting challenging yet achievable goals, effective study and note-taking techniques, time management, and stress management.
Recent Senior School camp locations have included:
- Outward Bound Malaysia Camp, Lumut in Perak
- Merapoh, in Pahang
- Belum Adventure Camp, in Perak
- Gopeng, in Perak
- Port Dickson, in Seremban
Irrespective of their year, part of the education at Mutiara is participating in camps and field trips that will challenge them mentally and physically. It is vital for students to experience new activities and situations which, in addition to being great fun, will encourage them to think about the values and attitudes that they are seeking to apply and adopt in their lives.
Student safety is our highest priority. All outdoor education activities and events involve reputable partners to facilitate all visits, trips, and camps, ensuring a fun educational experience.